Watch the recording of a panel discussion about how milk transformed tea, coffee and chocolate into three of the most widely consumed products in the world.
The panel talks about how the addition of milk changed the way Britain used these colonial commodities and the ways common themes of empire became entangled in their histories.
They also talk about how the choices we make when shopping, eating and drinking can affect not only our health, but how we respond to the colonial legacies of global trade and food production.
Speakers include Halima Begum, CEO of the Runnymede Trust, a leading UK civil rights and equalities think tank, Jonathan Morris, one of the world’s leading coffee historians, and Amarachi Clarke, founder of Lucocoa Chocolate. The discussion will be facilitated by Jenny Williams, Founding Director of Take the Space, a creative production hub for Black and multi-ethnic talent.
This event relates to our ‘Milk’ exhibition.
The discussion is recommended for visitors over the age of 18. It includes mentions of slavery, racism and exploitation.